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Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Votes to Reverse Rule Allowing Dark Money Groups to Further Mask Donors

The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

Charles Koch Is Funding Rightwing, Pro-Trump Media, New Disclosure Reveals

Newly disclosed tax forms show that the billionaire industrialist’s foundations have increased their funding of conservative outlets while also ramping up support for First Amendment groups.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch and Adelson Come to the Rescue of Trump Devotee Ron DeSantis in Florida

Two of the biggest Republican megadonor families have donated millions to save Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Rick Scott Is Heavily Invested in Fossil Fuel Companies Donating to His Senate Campaign

Oil, gas and coal companies are bankrolling the Florida governor’s campaign to join the U.S. Senate as increasingly intense storms batter his state.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch Brothers’ New Super PAC Spends $4 Million on Midterms Without Disclosing Donors

A new independent spending group tied to the billionaire Koch brothers has already spent millions of dollars on election ads but won’t reveal its funders until later this month.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch-Backed SEC Commissioner Claims Corporate Law is in the Public Interest

A lawyer whose academic career was funded by billionaire libertarian Charles Koch is now on the SEC. She thinks corporate lawyers are doing God’s work.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch Brothers Continue to Influence Tax Policy After Huge Cuts Last Year

A congressional staffer during the 2017 tax cut negotiations left Congress in January and immediately began to lobby on the tax bill’s implementation for Koch Industries